Thursday, June 30, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Salmon Puttenesca

I find recipes in all sorts of places....on-line blogs, magazines, numerous cookbooks that I own and even a few that I make up along the way.

Recently, I found two or three recipes from Kraft Foods and last week I made this wonderful salmon dish that we couldn't stop talking (or tweeting) about.



Salmon Puttenesca
Slightly Adapted from Kraft Foods


4 salmon portions, skin removed
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed through a garlic press
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup balsamic dressing (I used Ken's creamy balsamic)
1/4 cup black olives, chopped
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
1 tablespoon capers
1/3 cup chopped parsley


1. Coat fish with Dijon mustard. Heat oil in large pan over medium-high heat. Cook fish for 3 minutes a side or until browned. Remove from pan and tent with foil.

2. Add onions and garlic to pan. Cook 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add canned tomatoes, dressing, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and capers. Cook 3 minutes; then add all but 2 tablespoons of parsley. Stir together, then add fish back to pan and cover, cooking for another 2-3 minutes.

3. To serve; sprinkle with remaining parsley. I served it with wild brown rice and green beans.

Photo Courtesy of Moi